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News / MAP Entities in Blender (Radiant Proxy Objects)
« Last post by kat on April 02, 2024, 10:20:25 AM »
Setting up game entities in Blender

"MAP Entities in Blender (Radiant Proxy Objects)" https://www.katsbits.com/codex/map-entities-blender/ setting up game entities for MAP editing in Blender - how to add them, resize and use Empty objects as entities.
News / Export MAP (*.map) files from Blender
« Last post by kat on April 01, 2024, 04:26:47 PM »
Modelling a fix in Blender 3D for 3D printing

"Export MAP (*.map) files from Blender" https://www.katsbits.com/codex/export-map-blender/ using the MAP export script to export levels made in Blender - mesh prep tips.
News / Unity & Blender FBX Scale
« Last post by kat on March 29, 2024, 09:14:54 AM »
Modelling a fix in Blender 3D for 3D printing

"Unity & Blender FBX Scale" https://www.katsbits.com/codex/unity-blender-fbx-scale/ taking a look at simple fix for Unity 3D model scaling, models appearing too small, when importing FBX files that have been exported from Blender 3D.
Blog / Re: SCAM WARNING - Bitcoin Sextortion & Blackmail Scams
« Last post by kat on March 25, 2024, 05:25:46 PM »

I am a hacker who has access to your operating system.
I also have full access to your account.

I've been watching you for a few months now.
The fact is that you were infected with malware through an adult site that you visited.

If you are not familiar with this, I will explain.
Trojan Virus gives me full access and control over a computer or other device.
This means that I can see everything on your screen, turn on the camera and microphone, but you do not know about it.

I also have access to all your contacts and all your correspondence.

Why your antivirus did not detect malware?
Answer: My malware uses the driver, I update its signatures every 4 hours so that your antivirus is silent.

I made a video showing how you satisfy yourself in the left half of the screen, and in the right half you see the video that you watched.
With one click of the mouse, I can send this video to all your emails and contacts on social networks.
I can also post access to all your e-mail correspondence and messengers that you use.

If you want to prevent this,
transfer the amount of 1000 USD (US dollars) to my bitcoin address (if you do not know how to do this, write to Google: "Buy Bitcoin").

My bitcoin address (BTC Wallet) is: [bitcoin address]

After receiving the payment, I will delete the video and you will never hear me again.
I give you 50 hours (more than 2 days) to pay.
I have a notice reading this letter, and the timer will work when you see this letter.

Filing a complaint somewhere does not make sense because this email cannot be tracked like my bitcoin address.
I do not make any mistakes.

If I find that you have shared this message with someone else, the video will be immediately distributed.

Best regards!
Scripts & Support / [MAP] Export Script for Blender 2.83 and newer
« Last post by kat on March 23, 2024, 06:13:19 PM »

Export script for Blender to export *.MAP files for import into Radiant, QuArk, or other MAP editor variants. Supports Blender 2.83 through 4.(x).

Download & Installation info >

To learn more about using Blender as a MAP based level editor see "Making A *.Map Based Level In Blender"

Map Prep
Depending on the type of game or development environment being used, mesh objects for the core of any *.map file exported from Blender and should be;
  • Solid 'convex' objects, i.e. cubic or rectilinear shapes with no surface indentations.
  • Axial, aligned or snapped to the grid in Blender as much as possible.
  • Separate, independently selectable, objects.
  • Assigned (optionally) material assignments (images not specifically necessary).
  • Made at actual size (use Radiant Entity Kit for reference).

Map Export
When exporting, to avoid including everything that might be in a project file either delete unwanted objects or hide them, selecting only those parts to be included in the resulting *.map file. Export settings depend on the environment being exported to, but might typically be, to export for idTech based version of Radiant;

 - Selection Only
 - Apply transforms
 - Apply modifiers

Object types
 - Mesh: Brush
 - Nurbs: Ignore
 - Lights: Ignore (if not present)
 - Empty: Ignore (if not used)

 - Grid: 8.00
 - Depth: 0.00
 - Scale: 1.00
 - Precision: 5

Output format
 - Planes: Quake
 - UVs: Standard
 - Flags: None
 - Output: File

 - Grouping: Generic
 - Class: func_group
 - Material: skip (or caulk)
- Tex size: 64

MAP export options for Blender

MAP Import (Radiant)
To load the exported MAP file into Radiant, QuArk, NetRadiant or other MAP editor, from the File menu select Open and browse to the exported *.map file. Select and click Open *.map. If export has been successful the map will load into Radiant as is, with only materials needing to be replaced or reassigned.

Important: there may be issues opening an exported *.map file in NetRadiant, QuArK or other non-classic Radiant editor. If this happens try opening the *.map file in Classic Radiant and then (re)saving the file from there. This will ensure the internal data of the file is properly structured and formatted, which should then open without issue in non-Classic Radiant editors.

Open exported map in Radiant

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From the ReadMe
This addon allows exporting Blender scenes to idTech .map file format.

Supported Blender versions: 2.83 - 4.0+
Supported game formats: Quake, Half-Life, Quake 2, Quake 3, Doom 3, Quake 4
Other Quake-derived games (Jedi Academy, Call of Duty, etc) are untested, but hopefully also compatible.

Meshes will be exported to brushes (either as individual faces, or as convex hulls of each mesh). Curves and metaballs are treated as meshes. NURBS surfaces can either be exported as patches, or be converted to meshes on export. The addon will also export lights, cameras, and empty objects as point entities, with any custom properties they may have.

The addon offers UVs in "Standard Quake", "Valve220" and "Brush Primitives" formats, custom grid and precision, automatic triangulation of concave surfaces, detail flag assignment, export to clipboard in plaintext and GTK formats, geometry scaling with adaptive light intensity, and automatic spotlight creation.
Blog / Re: SCAM WARNING - Bitcoin Sextortion & Blackmail Scams
« Last post by kat on March 22, 2024, 11:01:16 AM »
For your own safety, I highly recommend reading this email.

Message Body
You are in big trouble.
However, don't panic right away. Listen to me first, because there is always a way out.

You are now on the radar of an international group of hackers, and such things never end well for anyone.
I'm sure you've heard of Anonymous. Well, compared to us, they are a bunch of schoolboys.
We are a worldwide network of several thousand professionals, each with their own role.

Someone hacks corporate and government networks, someone cooperates with intelligence agencies on the most delicate tasks,
and someone (including me) deals with people like you to maintain the infrastructure of our group.
"What kind of people like me?" - that is the question you are probably asking yourself now.

The answer is simple: people who like to watch highly controversial and, shall we say,
unconventional **** on the internet that most normal people would consider perverted.
But not you!

In order to leave you without any doubts, I'll explain how I found it out.
Two months ago, my colleagues and I installed spyware software on your computer and then gained access to all of your devices, including your phone.
It was easy - one of those many pop-ups on **** sites was our work.

I think you already understand that we would not write to an ordinary man who watches "vanilla" and even **** **** - there is nothing special about that.
But the things you're watching are beyond good and evil.
So after accessing your phone and computer cameras, we recorded you **** to extremely controversial videos.
There is a close-up footage of you and a little square on the right with the videos you're ****.
However, as I said earlier, there is always a way out, because even the most degraded sinner deserves leniency.
You are lucky today because I am not a sadist who enjoys other people's suffering.
Only money matters to me.

Here is your salvation: you must transfer $1490 in Bitcoin to this BTC cryptocurrency wallet: [bitcoin address]

You have exactly 48 hours to make the payment, so think less, and do more.
As soon as I receive confirmation of the transaction, I will delete all compromising content and permanently disable our computer worm.
Believe me, I always abide by gentleman's agreements. Even with people who are hardly gentlemen. Because it's nothing personal, just business.

If I do not receive a payment, I will send all videos of you to every person in your contact list, messengers and email.
Relatives, loved ones, colleagues, friends-everyone you've ever been in contact with will receive them.
You understand perfectly well that you will never be able to wash this stain on your reputation.
Everyone will remember you as sick as ****.
Your life will be completely ruined, and, most likely, only a tightened noose around your neck will be able to save the day.

If you haven't dealt with crypto before, I suppose it won't be difficult for you to figure it all out.
Simply type in the "crypto exchange" into the search bar and pay with a credit card. Besides, based on your browser history, you are a savvy user.
When you want to, you can dig into the darkest depths of the Internet, so I'm sure you will be able to find out what is what.

Here is what my colleagues and I should warn you against:
...Do not reply to this email. Do you really think we are so stupid to be tracked by an email address? This is a temporary disposable email.
As soon as I clicked "Send", it was gone for good.
...Forget about law-enforcement authorities. As soon as I see that you are trying to contact them, the compromising material will be published.
Remember, I have access to all your devices, and I can even track your movements.
...Do not reset your devices to factory settings and do not try to get rid of your devices.
It won't help in any way. Look above - my All-seeing eye is watching all your actions. It is easy to hunt you down.

I am sorry that we met in such circumstances. Probably, everything could be different if you had been more careful about what you are doing on the Internet.
Watch yourself from now on, because even such things that you previously considered insignificant can destroy your life in the future like a butterfly effect.
I hope this is goodbye forever. However, it depends on you.

P.S. The countdown is on. The choice is yours.
News / 3D Printing & Blender - USB-C Sleeve (Accuracy in Printing)
« Last post by kat on March 21, 2024, 09:12:22 AM »
Modelling a fix in Blender 3D for 3D printing

"3D Printing & Blender - USB-C Sleeve (Accuracy in Printing)" https://www.katsbits.com/codex/3d-printing-blender-usb-c-sleeve/ a look at modelling a sleeve in Blender for 3D printing that's to fix an inRL object, over a broken Dell power adaptor for a MacBook.
Blog / Gamergate was always a shakedown, so too GamerGate2
« Last post by kat on March 20, 2024, 05:37:06 PM »

Gamergate was always a shakedown. So too is GamerGate2.

What's being plainly exposed with GamerGate2 is just how much of a blatant shakedown 'representation' as it was, 'diversity, inclusion and equity' as it is now, actually was and still is.

The same people, the same entities, the same rhetoric safely framed within the confines of an emotive, and to use the word, 'triggering', victim and abuser narrative, they, million dollar, and multimillion dollar entities, being the victims of gamers abuse.

It's such an easy sell, no one likes abuse, abusers or bullies, most people reflexively turn on anyone accused of it without thinking to ask any questions. The activists know this, so can't necessarily do anything that would expose themselves or what they do, so they obfuscate.

But there is always a pattern, an underlying threat narrative, the never-quite-obviously-stated negative consequences game developers, game studio and game publishers will experience for not doing what 'DIE' activists tell them to do ('to get that sweet, sweet, cheap money'), the whole "nice game you have there, shame it might break if you don't do what we tell you to".

Seems a bit too rhetorically and divisively provocative?

Surely they're not actually saying that?

Perhaps not in so few words, no. But otherwise most definitely yes, as evidenced with a talk scheduled for GDC2024 titled "So You've Been Canceled. Now What?". The summery frankly reads like a serial abuser snidely remarking to their victim after a good beating "what are you crying for, you made me do it" or "this is what you can do to make sure I don't hit you again".

Can someone who has hurt others, even repeatedly, actually change? What comes after the call out? What can someone do if they've been called problematic, but aren't totally sure why? Or, after losing friends, jobs, and networks, how does a person move forward if they want to become someone who won't cause that type of harm, even unintentionally, again?

These are the very same vociferous activists that constantly claim to be victims of abuse from the broader gaming community, edited screenshots of social media posts in hand, and for GamerGate2, these claims come as a consequence of being noticed in relation to their input and influence over, what gamers have been finding, are demonstrably bad games (notwithstanding causation, correlation and all that). And of course when this behaviour is identified, out come the enablers, the apologists, fellow abusers, to pile on their victims from ivory towers and distant corporate shores.

But that's all beside the point; their language, their rhetoric, how they confidently but carefully curate and couch what they say, is every bit the carefully curated and couched language of an abuser. Their victims need to realise this and reject it as they would under any other circumstance.


1. Archive.org https://web.archive.org/web/20240320092451/https://schedule.gdconf.com/session/so-youve-been-canceled-now-what/902670. Archive.is https://archive.is/4MwHE.

« Last post by kat on March 16, 2024, 03:08:16 PM »
Another bug bounty scammer, this time with a LinkedIn profile (not shown) claiming to have found a domain vulnerability due to a missing DMARC record. The scam here is claiming a quarantine policy setting (intentionally set the way it is) as a missing DMARC record while including screenshots confirming the scams. In other words, someone knowledgeable of 'IT' and/or 'security' would know the difference, and what the report actually means.

Ali Azhar thewhitehat862@gmail.com


What Is DMARC:

There is an email spoofing vulnerability.Email spoofing is the forgery of an email header so that the message appears to have originated from someone or somewhere other than the actual source. Email spoofing is a tactic used in phishing and spam campaigns because people are more likely to open an email when they think it has been sent by a legitimate source. The goal of email spoofing is to get recipients to open, and possibly even respond to, a solicitation.

How To Reproduce:
1.GO TO- https :// mxtoolbox.com/
2.ENTER THE WEBSITE ( https://www.katsbits.com/ ).CLICK GO.
4.In the new page that loads change MXLookup to DMARCLookup


Spammers can forge the "From" address on email messages to make messages appear to come from someone in your domain. If spammers use your domain to send spam or junk email, your domain quality is negatively affected. People who get the forged emails can mark them as spam or junk, which can impact authentic messages sent from your domain.

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Blog / GamerGate Never Ends... Gamers as National Security Risks
« Last post by kat on March 15, 2024, 08:47:50 AM »
GamerGate never ends... because it's far too useful a tool to The Invisible Hand(TM) that are societies "Stakeholders".

In other words the propensity of gamers to be disagreeable is reason enough to 'monitor' and 'watch' their activities, in the name of redirecting or "countering disinformation" - the 'politically correct' way to say "terrorists" and/or "national security threats" without saying "terrorists" and/or "national security threats".

Gamers :o

cf. pages 50 & 51 in particular in the below (snapshot attached to post) - what's being described in the below screenshot, these 'alternative networks' of 'self-validating' "research", is Wikipedia. Or rather, information hubs that are not as formalised but function as alternative to Wikipedia.

What's interesting here is the outright dismissal of who the people involved in these 'alternative networks' are - they are as likely, if not more likely, to be in fields of science, engineering, math, politics etc., but are instead diminished and minimised whole-cloth, and simultaneously elevated to positions of being, essentially, "right-wing conspiracy theorists" and national security risks.

Gamers are right-wing national security risks

Note: the document below was originally published in 2021.

USAID Disinformation Primer... by FoundationForFreedomOnline